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#1 hooterville75

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

Can someone please tell me what size of Hex Beads I should use to make a realistic looking lug nut for on my Nascar wheels for my Nascar kits ?  Thanks in advance.  Much appreciated.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

Seems like it doesn't recognize the views until a reply is posted...



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:48 AM

i guess it's scale dependent. what size is a nascar lugnut in 'real life'?  1 1/4" across the flats?  1/25 scale would be .050" . how i got there was 1 divided by 25 = .040. so there's 1 scale inch in real measure. then divide 1 inch by quarters and have .010. add 1 inch and 1/4 inch and come up with .050.

 

since Evergreen doesn't make hex rod, i went to the Plastruct website and looked at their sizes.   http://www.plastruct...alogIndex.lasso

 

 

wouldn't you know it; there's .040 & .060, so i'm left with either using artistice license and fudging the lug nut size, or getting real jewler's screws ....



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

i guess it's scale dependent. what size is a nascar lugnut in 'real life'?  1 1/4" across the flats?  1/25 scale would be .050" . how i got there was 1 divided by 25 = .040. so there's 1 scale inch in real measure. then divide 1 inch by quarters and have .010. add 1 inch and 1/4 inch and come up with .050.

 

since Evergreen doesn't make hex rod, i went to the Plastruct website and looked at their sizes.   http://www.plastruct...alogIndex.lasso

 

 

wouldn't you know it; there's .040 & .060, so i'm left with either using artistice license and fudging the lug nut size, or getting real jewler's screws ....

Ive found Hex beads at Michaels but they are in a different format in size.  All the sizes I can find are 6/0, 8/0, 10/0, & 11/0.  Is there anyplace you can get aftermarket lug nuts that you may know of ?  Thanks for explaining the equation for determining size in scale.  Much appreciated.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

There are some on eBay - search 1/24 metal wheel lugs. I'd post the link but I'm on my phone.

Edited by Erik Smith, 08 December 2012 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

i am still not sure if jeweler's nuts & bolts will do what you want.

 

Machined Aluminum Specialties has some 000-120 but i never can get a good link to the site - http://www.modelcars...showtopic=37075

 

RB Motion - http://www.rbmotion.com/

 

Dirt Modeler - http://www.mudfleas....&product_id=136

 

Micro Fasteners - http://www.microfasteners.com/

 

Morrisco - http://www.jimorrisc...ing-screws.html

 

Scale Hardware _ http://scalehardware.com/

 

 

pro tech has some lug nuts (i think machined) here: http://www.protechmo...pics/ptmc72.jpg

 

ptmc72.jpg

 

 

the owner is a member here and has done some posts using these parts



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:12 AM

Thanks Joe for the chime in, I appreciate it! :)

 

Deron, here's a link to my site that will tell you what you would need to add lug nut to wheels. Any questions feel free to ask.

 

http://protechmodelp...ilingwheels.htm

 

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

Thanks Joe for the chime in, I appreciate it! :)

 

Deron, here's a link to my site that will tell you what you would need to add lug nut to wheels. Any questions feel free to ask.

 

http://protechmodelp...ilingwheels.htm

 

Charlie

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Thanks so much,  Much appreciated!!!!!!